Arsenal prepare for their final Premier League match of the season against Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening. With Crystal Palace vs Arsenal on the horizon, Arsenal are still hoping for European football next season.
The Eagles beat Aston Villa 3-2 over the weekend.
However, not only did Arsenal win 1-0 over London rivals Chelsea, but they’ve also had a week to recover.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Team news
- Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt were unavailable for the 3-2 victory over Aston Villa due to family obligations. They may miss this match too.
- Nathan Ferguson, Connor Wickham, James McArthur, and Mamadou Sakho will all be evaluated to start. However, Nathan Ferguson, Connor Wickham, James McArthur, and Mamadou Sakho will not.
- Over the weekend, Jack Butland made his first league start for Crystal Palace. Now, he may return as goalkeeper.
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup: Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Dann, Mitchell; Ayew, Riedewald, Schlupp, Eze; Zaha, Benteke
- Mikel Arteta used a three-man defense in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea last week. But he could return to a 4-2-3-1 formation.
- Pablo Mari, Rob Holding, and Gabriel will be vying for the two defensive positions.
- Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin will be assessed for this London derby, though David Luiz is out.
Arsenal possible starting lineup: Leno; Chambers, Holding, Mari, Tierney; Partey, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang
- Crystal Palace defeated Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday thanks to late goals from Wilfried Zaha and Tyrick Mitchell. So, the Eagles have now won two of their last three league games after losing three in succession before that.
- Arsenal’s slim European hopes have been kept alive by a three-game winning streak. However, they haven’t defeated Crystal Palace in midweek in five tries, and can only hope of finishing in top six.
- The Gunners are undefeated in six league games on the road, though, winning four of them. With more to play for, they could win this London derby.
Arsenal would be making a fatal error if they underestimated Palace.
Still, their road record may help them secure a comfortable win at Selhurst Park.
Results elsewhere could either improve their chances of playing in Europe or condemn them to a rare season without it.
But we’re betting on Arsenal nonethelss to win their fourth consecutive top-flight game here.